EPK – PHEAR
For fans of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Nevermore, Megadeth, Metallica
“BOMBASTIC live show that we describe as ARENA CALIBER” – Metal Nation Radio
“The Curse Lives On is a testimonial to what power / thrash metal can do to your soul, deep, dark and loud, just crank it up and feel the Phear.” – Bravewords
PHEAR have so much potential and really reminded of bands like NEVERMORE, EIDOLON and late eighties FATES WARNING. You have a top notch singer and a great backing band, they have a lot of potential that’s for sure. A band to look out for in 2020!” – Rockways
“Mixing the best components of the NWOBHM era, blending them and sculpting around their sound, making this offering by the Canadian-quintet a must in the air-guitar collection.” – Metal Temple
“With the sonic power of IRON MAIDEN blended with the classic style of JUDAS PRIEST, PHEAR bring to life their monster live show to the ears of fans across the globe” – KNAC
Mississauga-based Phear packs quite a punch on its debut full-length release, Insanitarium. The band’s brand of power/thrash metal is a perfect blend of melody and ferocity” – Bravewords
Canadian heavy metallers Phear announce drummer Mike Harshaw (ex-Annihilator, ex-Mastery) to the band’s lineup, which also follows the band’s recent recruitment of guitarist Alex Zubair (Nader Sadek, Iomair, ex-Nephelium, Burn To Black, AZP (Alex Zubair Project).
The band issued the following statement:
“Attention Phearmongers! Please help us in welcoming our newest brother in arms, Mr. Mike Harshaw, to the ranks of Phear!! We’re not sure if Mike knows what he’s in for?? But the contract has been signed, his blood oath had been given, and now he’s one of us!! … and we’re stoked to have him on board! W have all our pieces are in place… time to tear it up!”
Phear is Patrick Mulock (Vocals) (ex-Rampage, ex-Eidolon), Chris Boshis (Bass) (ex-Conflicted), Alex Zubair (Guitar), Pat Rogers (Guitar) (ex-Profaner) and Mike Harshaw (Drums). Formed in 2014, with their hybrid sound of power thrash, the band debuted their full-length “Insanitarium” in 2015 followed by their 2017 EP “The Curse Lives On”. The band is currently in studio working on recording new material with producer Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Imonolith) for a yet-to-be-determined release date.
Toronto, Canada’s Phear are taking their Thrash / Power Metal Sound and showing the listening public that “Classic Metal’ never goes out of style. Their passion and determination has lead to the launch of several videos on youtube, as well as the release of their full length, award-winning debut album “Insanitarium”, and their second critically acclaimed release “ The Curse Lives On”
METAL NATION RADIO “CD OF THE YEAR”
METAL SYNDICATE “BEST THRASH ALBUM OF THE YEAR”
All this, done by them, Plus a BOMBASTIC live show that has been described as “Arena Caliber”
So who is Phear? Well, turns out these Canadian’s have some history.
Patrick Mulock (Lead Vocals) had a 2 album stint with Metal blade Recording Artist’s Eidolon, with Glen and Shawn Drover, formerly from Megadeth. Prior to that, he fronted Canadian Band Rampage.
Pat Rogers (Guitars) was a member of the Toronto band Profaner, who won the 2016 Metal Battle Canada competition and came second at the worldwide event at the Wacken Open Air Festival.
Alex Zubair (Guitars) has 30 years of experience playing metal with countless musicians and bands across the globe. Bands included are; Burn to Black, Nadar Sadek, Iomair, and Nephelium. Alex also made the finals in Banger TV’s “Shredders of Metal” Season 1.
Mike Harshaw (Drums) has studied under Joe Shuker, Mike Mangini, and Rob Ryan. He has played with several accomplished metal acts over the years, including Mastery and award-winning Canadian Thrash Legend “Annihilator”. Mike has played headlining tours across the globe including Wacken Open Air, Hellfest, Graspop, Sweden Rock, Rock Hard, Metal Days and 70,000 tons of Metal.
Chris Boshis (Bass Guitar) Spent time in local Toronto Band Conflicted. He has also auditioned for Machine Head and Disturbed.
So, what’s next for Phear?
When I asked the band… “What’s next?”
The answer was clear for all of them………. EVERYTHING!!!!
BIGGER/ BETTER / LOUDER…. I asked them to define this answer seriously….
In a nutshell, they just want everybody out there to know who they are! They love what they do, and want all their fans to have a great time listening and watching them do it!
They treat every show as an event, a moment in time, a memory. They want to leave their mark!
The one thing I noticed about Phear, after spending some time with them, is they are extremely passionate and driven. They are always discussing and thinking of ways to entertain their fans. Phear’s first-ever cover was Iron Maiden’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”…….who does a 15-minute cover???? Phear does and it’s EPIC
To date, Phear has shared the stage with Udo Dirkschneider, The Dead Daisies, The Iron Maidens, Styper and had the pleasure of opening the pre-show (Side Stage) for IRON Maiden.
It is a very exciting time for Phear despite Covid 19. They have continued to work individually on new music and looking forward to hitting the live stage as soon as possible and showcasing their NEW material.
“We currently have 5 songs partially recorded with 5 more in the works for a new album.” We are planning on shooting 2 new videos for our new songs and have a live virtual concert planned for June……..1let the Chaos begin!
2022 – Title TBD – LP
2020 – “The Curse Lives On” – LP (RFL Records)
2018 – “Insanitarium” – LP (RFL Records)
2017 – “The Curse Lives On” – EP (Independent)
2015 – “Insanitarium – EP (Independent)
Shared the stage with: Pre Show opener for Iron Maiden (Alternate stage at venue), Udo Dirkschneider, Stryper, The Dead Daisies, The Iron Maidens
Endorsements: Audix Microphones, Spector Basses, Meinzinger Guitars, Metalhead Mafia, Yamaha Drums, Los Cabos Drumsticks Paiste Cymbols, Remo Drumheads, Spectraflex Cables